2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use and Drinking and Driving

How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car?
Would you say-?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always/Sometimes Seldom/Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,558 5,209 93.3 92.4-94.1 282 5.4 4.7- 6.1 67 1.4 1.0- 1.8
GENDER
Male 2,498 2,273 91.0 89.6-92.2 179 6.9 5.9- 8.2 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Female 3,060 2,936 95.4 94.2-96.3 103 3.9 3.1- 5.0 *** *** ***
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,826 4,544 93.7 92.8-94.5 240 5.3 4.6- 6.2 42 0.9 0.6- 1.4
No 715 649 90.6 87.7-92.8 42 5.6 3.9- 7.9 24 3.8 2.5- 5.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,457 1,374 94.6 93.1-95.8 71 4.5 3.4- 5.9 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,839 1,737 94.1 92.6-95.3 88 5.3 4.1- 6.7 14 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Obese 1,697 1,559 90.8 88.9-92.4 105 6.9 5.5- 8.7 33 2.3 1.5- 3.4
Current Smoker
Yes 847 769 90.6 88.0-92.8 53 6.3 4.6- 8.7 25 3.0 2.0- 4.7
No 4,678 4,410 93.8 92.8-94.6 226 5.2 4.4- 6.0 42 1.0 0.7- 1.5
History of CVD**
Yes 615 574 93.1 89.8-95.4 34 4.9 3.3- 7.3 *** *** ***
No 4,898 4,593 93.3 92.3-94.1 246 5.4 4.7- 6.3 59 1.3 1.0- 1.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 669 595 88.4 85.0-91.1 64 9.8 7.4-13.0 *** *** ***
No 4,656 4,400 94.2 93.3-94.9 208 4.7 4.0- 5.5 48 1.2 0.8- 1.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 297 257 85.1 79.2-89.6 33 11.1 7.6-16.0 *** *** ***
No 5,017 4,727 93.8 92.9-94.6 236 5.0 4.3- 5.8 54 1.2 0.9- 1.6
COPD
Yes 416 393 95.5 92.7-97.2 18 3.5 2.0- 6.1 *** *** ***
No 5,126 4,805 93.2 92.3-94.0 262 5.5 4.8- 6.3 59 1.3 1.0- 1.8
Current Asthma
Yes 464 441 95.2 92.2-97.0 18 4.1 2.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
No 5,069 4,747 93.1 92.2-94.0 261 5.4 4.7- 6.3 61 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Diabetes
Yes 749 697 93.5 90.9-95.4 43 4.8 3.4- 6.6 *** *** ***
No 4,798 4,502 93.2 92.3-94.1 239 5.5 4.7- 6.3 57 1.3 1.0- 1.8
Functional Disability
Yes 1,624 1,520 93.7 92.1-95.1 76 4.4 3.3- 5.7 28 1.9 1.2- 3.0
No 3,915 3,670 93.1 92.0-94.0 206 5.8 4.9- 6.8 39 1.2 0.8- 1.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,709 1,615 94.9 93.4-96.0 74 3.7 2.9- 4.9 *** *** ***
No 3,846 3,592 92.7 91.6-93.7 208 6.0 5.1- 7.0 46 1.4 1.0- 1.9

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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